Thursday, November 30, 2017

2017 First Fruits/Kwanzaa schedule

All events are at 219 Hamilton Street at 6 PM EST unless otherwise specified

First Fruits (Dec 1-25)
December 1: KWANZAA APPRECIATION PROGRAM (kickoff and introduction)
December 2, 4-9, 11-14, 16, 18-23, 25: DAILY STORYTELLING AND PRAYER (small get-togethers)
December 3, 10, 17, 24: STUDENT DOOLOGY HOUR at 4 PM, 219 Hamilton
December 15: AFRICAN MOTHERS DAY-- 6 pm, School #33  cafeteria (500 Webster Ave, all females receive flowers from the men)

Kwanzaa (Dec 26- Jan 1) 6pm except for Sun Dec 31
December 26: Umoja (unity) presenter: Minister Lawrance Lee Evans will speak on "Reducing Inferiority by Promoting Unity"
December 27: Kujichagulia (self-determination) presenters: Brother Zeb Coleman and Brother Brian Griffin
December 28; Ujima (collective work and responsibility)
December 29: Ujamaa (cooperative economics) presenters: Sister Uwimana and Sister Brenda Snow
December 30: Nia (purpose) presenter: Brother Leo White
December 31: Kuumba -- 4pm Student Doology Hour (creativity) presenter: Sister Shiminege
January 1: Imani--KWANZAA FEAST at St Johns Home, 150 Highland Ave (faith)

We also want to thank all those "ROCstars" who participated in the November 29 ("Giving Tuesday") 24 hour Rochester based online fundraiser known as "ROCtheDay" on behalf of First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. Your generosity has enabled us to remain relevant these past 47 years.

Memories from the 41st Minister Akilah Ife Evans Festival July 9-12, 2020

Photos were taken by Sister Tyjohnna Snow-Brown